German state refuses to send police officers to Berlin citing anti-racist law

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The German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will no longer send police officers to Berlin for relief missions. The reason for this is the recently passed anti-discrimination law in the capital.

The state’s Interior Minister Lorenz Caffier (CDU) told the dpa news agency on Wednesday that he now sees as a reversal of the burden of proof, for example in the case of racism allegations against officials. “We cannot accept that,” emphasized the CDU politician. Police officers should not run the risk of suffering legal disadvantages during operations in Berlin.

The state anti-discrimination law passed by Red-Red-Green coalition in Berlin is designed to protect citizens and associations from discrimination, for example when dealing with authorities, checking tickets or dealing with the police. If a court finds discrimination, the person concerned receives compensation from the State of Berlin. The law is the first of its kind in Germany. It provides for a…

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